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Oakland Museum of California


The mission of the Oakland Museum of California is to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities.

When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors more than forty years ago, it brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history, and natural sciences—under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections—comprising more than 1.8 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs—and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.

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Collections and Information Access Center
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St,
Oakland CA, 94607
Phone: (510) 318-8494
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Note: Periodic loud tones from recorder. Part 22: slow speed at the end is recorded in original source. Part 24: begins quiet and gets louder at 00:00:35. Part 36: silent from 00:20:38 - 00:20:45. Part 42: silent from 00:15:55 - 00:16:11.Description: These tapes were produced just prior to Dorothea Lange's Death, by KQED for the purposes of a movie about Lange's life. The tapes are primarily Lange speaking about her photographs as well as her life as a photographer, mother, and wife....
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Note: Timecode recorded into tape. Image and sound lost from 00:44:42 - 00:44:55. Description: Interview with Jose Sarria recorded for and used in the Oakland Museum of California Visitor Information Stations which were once part of the OMCA Gallery of California History. Note on tape label: Ruth Cowen, Julian Lang, Jose SarriaSource: 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Oakland Museum of California. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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